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#4619847 - 12/31/17 03:26 PM Have you used WD-40 as engine oil?
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#4619852 - 12/31/17 03:32 PM Re: Have you used WD-40 as engine oil? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Nope, won’t use it as such EVER smile
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#4619855 - 12/31/17 03:37 PM Re: Have you used WD-40 as engine oil? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Yup, bought by the gallon to flush hidden water out of engines after flooding. Drain original oil,filter and all the water you can get; fill engine with WD-40 and run 5 minutes at modest high idle (say 1,500 RPM). Drain resultant oil/water mix. Refill with regular oil and cruise on. Works every time smile
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#4619863 - 12/31/17 03:48 PM Re: Have you used WD-40 as engine oil? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Many un-informed users think it'a a good lubricant/penetrant. W D stands for Water Dispersant and is used to prevent rust and corrosion.

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#4619885 - 12/31/17 04:05 PM Re: Have you used WD-40 as engine oil? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Nada
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#4619887 - 12/31/17 04:07 PM Re: Have you used WD-40 as engine oil? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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This guy does the craziest stuff!
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#4619894 - 12/31/17 04:13 PM Re: Have you used WD-40 as engine oil? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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That stuff is SO thin.... I'm really surprised that engine lasted
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#4619913 - 12/31/17 04:29 PM Re: Have you used WD-40 as engine oil? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Why would you? Are we out of oil?

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#4620009 - 12/31/17 06:15 PM Re: Have you used WD-40 as engine oil? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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I tried to treat the carburetor on my 2 stroke 2.5 HP outboard for my sailboat with WD-40 and I sprayed a lot on it because I wanted to be sure to get it in the small idle air hole of the carb. I pulled the rope and the engine started and ran for several seconds on WD-40.

I would not use WD-40 as an engine oil because from what I learned from that experience is is combustible.


Edited by JimPghPA (12/31/17 06:16 PM)
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#4620016 - 12/31/17 06:27 PM Re: Have you used WD-40 as engine oil? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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No and would never....
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#4620020 - 12/31/17 06:29 PM Re: Have you used WD-40 as engine oil? [Re: OneEyeJack]
uart Offline


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I was told that my car needed an xW40 oil, so I thought WD40 was exactly what I should be using. Are you guys now telling me that I've been doing the wrong thing? wink

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#4620052 - 12/31/17 07:00 PM Re: Have you used WD-40 as engine oil? [Re: JimPghPA]
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Originally Posted By: JimPghPA
I would not use WD-40 as an engine oil because from what I learned from that experience is is combustible.


I have used it for engine start on IDI diesels because ether is a bit aggressive and it nearly kills them.
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#4620072 - 12/31/17 07:27 PM Re: Have you used WD-40 as engine oil? [Re: Warstud]
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Registered: 10/08/06
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Originally Posted By: Warstud
Many un-informed users think it'a a good lubricant/penetrant. W D stands for Water Dispersant and is used to prevent rust and corrosion.


And a ton of other uses.
https://www.rd.com/home/cleaning-organizing/13-amazing-uses-for-wd-40/
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#4620097 - 12/31/17 08:17 PM Re: Have you used WD-40 as engine oil? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Yeah, once, with a new engine. Made it out of the driveway!

Just kidding. Sort of.
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#4620161 - 12/31/17 10:17 PM Re: Have you used WD-40 as engine oil? [Re: Linctex]
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Registered: 10/25/12
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
This guy does the stupidest stuff!


Fixed that for ya.

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